Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe download in pdf, ePub, iPad
The novel is the result and expansion of a series of thematically linked short stories and the author's first full-length fictional work. That we come to view people as they are, based on either what we have heard about them or as a result of the beliefs that we have about them, as individuals or as a people. You are not currently authenticated. That a lot of misery could be avoided if people are open, discuss events openly with others or just take a moment to put others in their own shoes. These rumors feed on the bad reputation of Hillbrowan women and xenophobic feelings about migrant foreigners.
Since the mid-nineties, a number of South African novels have focused on the city, such as K. However, I also felt that this book brings out the pessimism for a specific reason. It is because of this belief that she discourages the relationship between Rafense and Lerato, a Johannesburg lady, who she has never had a chance to meet. Through this canvassing of tragedies, life journeys, and the rippling effects of suicides, accidents, ill-speaking, and illness, the author develops a trope of infection.
It was definitely a worthwhile reading and it gives me something to think about if I happen to pass through or live in Johannesburg or encounter xenophobia. What is new in this novel, though, is the way in which Hillbrow is mapped in a very detailed manner, providing a clear, physical sense of the city. Odile Cazenave bio Mpe, Phaswane.
This theme in itself is not new. Throughout this complex scheme, Mpe manages to capture the pulse of Hillbrow, a neighborhood of Johannesburg, giving us some sense of degrees of urban violence.
Just like the streets of a city, the lives of the different characters intersect, cross over, meet, or come to a dead end. The principal protagonist, Referentse, witnesses crime, violence, and misery upon his arrival in Hillbrow.
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